The podcast that provides profiles of great harmonica players and technicians from around the world
Sept. 2, 2020

Mickey Raphael interview

Mickey Raphael interview
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Mickey Raphael started out playing on the Dallas folk scene before meeting with Willie Nelson at a jam session. Forty six years later, Mickey has toured the world with Willie.
Alongside that, Mickey has enjoyed great recording success as a session musician, playing with Emmylou Harris, the Highwayman Country Supergroup, U2, Wynton Marsalis, Ringo Starr, and more recently with Chris Stapleton. The list goes on and on.
He played at Ray Charles funeral, and was most likely the inspiration for the Blues Brothers.
Throughout it all Mickey has remained humble about his tremendous career playing the harmonica.

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Mickey playing with Willie Nelson and Sheryl Crow:
Mickey playing Georgia with Willie Nelson:
Mickey playing with Chris Stapleton:

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